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Sep 10, 2010 6:00pm EDT
. >> whether that's speeding or personal grooming or talking on their cell phone. and because of that, their driving is not where it should be. >> reporter: to simulate the impact of distracted driving, i navigated what might replicate a narrow residential street or mall parking lot. the officer rode shog. was that the long before the first text arrived. >> if you could read the e-mail to me out loud. >> reporter: it says, got it. an adjustment here. next distraction, a call. at the same time my passenger is giving directions. >> hi. it's julie. >> head straight down the straightaway. >> reporter: yeah. >> almost -- >> reporter: okay. i'm sorry? >> we're almost at a complete stop. there are problem is i'm supposed to be going 25. the last challenge? reading directions to a caller while navigating cones. i almost made it. the officers say the kind of driving i just did is exactly what they will be watching for. and they will be perched inside unmarked high profile vehicles like this pick-up so they can really see whether is causing the bad driving. >> they see a car that's braking for
Sep 10, 2010 9:00am EDT
will -- who are eating, grooming or talking on the cell phone and they're driving and talking -- suffering because of it and we will be charging them with failure to pay full time attention to their driving and see them in court. >> and someone might say it's not illegal to eat and in virginia, it's not illegal to be on your cell phone while driving. however, if it causes an accident or effects your driving, that is the issue. >> absolutely and even though it's not illegal to do some of the activities, it's causing a problem and distracted driving is causing 80, 85% of the crashes that are how ther -- out here and we have to put a stop to it and make people realize how dangerous it is. if they're swerving and not going a green light. >> right. >> we're going to stop and charge them. >> thank you so much, appreciate it. >> absolutely. >> i'm going take the test. >> good luck. >> and we'll see how this goes. officer joe moore is going to help us out and is going to be sort of -- thanks for being her -- he's going tell us, tell me how to -- what i'm supposed to be doing while we drive so her
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